Holux GM-210 With MapPoint and Streets & Trips
I've got a Holux GM-210, and I've got MapPoint and Streets & Trips software that I'm playing around with.
In both apps, I have no problem getting a GPS fix, but as I'm driving around, if I loose enough satellites (this seems to happen a lot) the software seems to give up and no longer tracks my position.
My question(s) are:
1) Should I have more than 5-7 satellites using this receiver? I usually have it on my dash, but it doesn't get much better mounted outside.
2) What's with the software? Should it recover when I get a fix again?
As an aside, using the MapPoint integration with RoadRunner, it seems to reaquire my location and track me, until it looses singal again, wash, rinse, repeat.
I'm seriously considering getting another receiver, particularly, one that I can have a permanently mounted external antenna for. Any suggestions?